What Do You Want?! You Tina!
Back in 2008 a promotional video was issued to the press for the announcement of Tina Turner’s 2008/2009 50th anniversary world tour. This video features footage backstage at her appearance on the Oprah show, the rehearsals for her Grammy Awards performance with Beyoncé earlier that year, as well as short interview bites from Tina. Here it is today plus extra footage of rehearsal!
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Happy New Year Everybody! We would like to wish you all a healthy & very happy new year 2015! We wish it will bring you peace and joy wherever you are in the world. A big thank for being that many to follow the blog again this year! Now, let’s cross fingers 2015 also brings us some Tina news…
Until then, and to celebrate the new year, a new upload, and a funny one, Tina receiving Berolina Awards in 1987. Being held in Germany while Tina was on tour in Canada, a satellite connection had to be established between presenter Thomas Gottschalk and Tina. Unfortunately, technical issues are gonna spice up things a little bit… Watch it here with English subtitles! A big thanks to Anja for the transcription!
2014 – If there was one year fans were expected to see something new coming from Tina it was supposed to be this year… First the 30th anniversary of Tina’s comeback album ‘Private Dancer’, 2014 also marked the 15th anniversary of Tina’s last studio album “Twenty Four Seven” and of course it was the year she turned 75 years old…
2014 is not only an important year for “Private Dancer” but another major album celebrates a big anniversary as well: “Reckless”, Bryan Adams´ masterpiece turns 30 and is available in a Super Deluxe Edition (2CD+DVD+Blu-Ray Pure Audio). In case, you still unsure what to wish for Christmas, maybe “It´s Only Love” in the 5.1 mix is what you need. Plus all the unreleased tracks and Bryan´s live show from 1985.
Great news! The second album of the (so far) Beyond trilogy, “Children Beyond” just turned Gold! Congratulations to Regula, Dechen and of course Miss Tina!
From the album, the peace mantra ‘Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu’ now 2.6 millions views (and growing) on YT! Clip by Ben.
A week after Tina’s 75 birthday, it is time to do a round up of the internet and check out those who (apart from the Tina Turner Blog of course) celebrated the Queen of Rock this week!
First a rockin rendition of Tina’s first hit recorded in 1960, “A Fool in Love” by Fleur East on UK “X Factor”. Very fresh and modern result! Good luck to Fleur!
After rocking, let’s Vogue! Last year ‘Cover Girl‘ receives the magazine greetings! The “Huffpost” offers us “10 Times Tina Turner’s Legs were Simply The Best”! Fancy some ranking? The “BlackLot” gives it a try and ranks “The Top 20 Tina Turner Solo Song”. Very serious “International Business” for its part states that “The Original Diva of Pop and Soul is Still Simply the Best”. German magazine “Bild“ gives Tina a full treatment in text and rare photos! You “Junkees” want more? A great tribute and fun reading on their website! Now, let’s go to Spain where ‘EL Mundo’ says “Why Tina stays the Queen of Rock at 75″. 75 years in 75 photos.
The Beyond Team send us an email asking to share their FB status (and this pic above) as well as their greetings to Tina! There it is:
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you and the pure light within you
Guide your way on, guide your way on
Happy Birthday and enjoy!
In deepest gratitude for all what you have given us.
Regula, Dechen, Sawani and the BEYOND Team
What a life! And LIFE indeed gives respect to Queen Tina with rare, unpublished photos!
Let’s conclude our journey, in video, in Tina’s beloved city of Kusnacht where she exclusively lives for the past 19 years. Swiss TV SFR takes us on a tour of places where Tina ventures in the village!
And you? How did you celebrate Tina? Feel free to add any comments or articles in the comment section! Thanks!
Birthday girl Tina Turner made a rare public appearance (although no tv or cameras where allowed) In Zurich to switch on the new Christmas lights she offered to her town of Kusnacht ! Can you believe she turned 75 today!!
And because it wouldnt be a real birthday without a video montage, here is one created by Drew!
“Big wheel keep on turning, Proud Mary keeps on burning”
The only certainty in life is that nothing is certain. Everything changes, nothing stays the same. When Tina Turner was asked for her sixtieth birthday what kind of message she wants to deliver to her audience, she answered exactly that. The feeling that everything changes and nothing stays the same.